Monday, May 30, 2011

Gingered Pork, Pineapple and Pepper Skewers

In between the tropical thunder storms and tornadoes we’ve been experiencing since arriving in Tulsa,  we finally found a few minutes of calm weather, which allowed us to prepare today’s featured recipe. 

So once again it’s time to break out the old Bar-B-Que and get ready for some delicious grilled Pork.  This recipe has a wonderful, fruity depth of flavor with the Soy, Ginger and Pineapple all combining to create a delicious tropical paradise.

From our kitchen to yours.  Enjoy the adventure.


Grilled Pork skewers with Couscous
2 Tbsp Soy sauce, low-sodium

1 Tbsp Ginger root, freshly grated

1 tsp Garlic, minced

1 Pineapple, peeled and cored, cut into 18 chunks

8 oz. Pork tenderloin, cut into 16 pieces

1 medium Sweet Red Pepper, cut into 16 pieces

1 spray, Cooking Spray

3 cups cooked Couscous, whole wheat

¼ cup Scallions , ribbon sliced


Using a re-sealable plastic zip-lock bag, combine soy sauce, Ginger and Garlic. Finely chop two of the Pineapple chunks; add to bag.  Add Pork: Seal bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to 4 hours.

Preheat outdoor grill. Remove Pork from bag and discard both bag and marinade.  Alternately place Pineapple, Pork and Pepper onto a skewer. (Make sure to soak wooden skewers for at least 20 minutes).

Coat kabobs with cooking spray and place on grill.  Cook for 8 – 10 minutes, turning once, until Pineapple and Peppers are lightly charred and tender. Remove from heat.  Cook Couscous per package instructions. Combine Couscous with Scallions and plate. Lay 2 skewers over Couscous.

Yields 4 servings. PointsPlus value per serving is 7. Prep time is 15 – 20 minutes. Cooking time is 10 minutes. Level of difficulty is Moderate.

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Recipes shown may not be exactly the same as those found on any website. Judy and I tend to "tweak" each recipe we feature, to some degree, incorporating our own unique tastes and ideas. PointsPlus values, however, are accurate. 

Photo by Barry Baruh

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